SEC's Headache Over Conflict Mineral Rules Won't Go Away

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT) -- With final rules delayed several times and the threat of legal action growing, U.S. securities regulators are hoping that a Tuesday sit-down with interested companies and activists will diffuse some of the outcry over new reporting requirements for companies using conflict minerals mined in Congo.

Introduced in December by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the rules would require companies to report to the SEC each year whether they use minerals that directly or indirectly fund violence in Congo that has killed millions and the efforts...
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